Quote from chijon512
is cheating big in your program?
i know of an adn program where cheating is an accepted part of the student culture. seems like most students do it, the rest are aware of it. a big thing there was getting in good with the right people so they could "help you out."
i was wondering if this is the norm...
Of course it is not the norm, it is the exception. Turning a blind eye to students who are cheating is doing a disservice to the honest students as well as the cheating ones: after all, they can't be expected to pass the NCLEX if they've not learned the material in the first place. They should not expect to be able to cheat on THAT, either, since the monitoring is unbelievable.
I recall there being a rash of cheating (or suspected cheating?) going on in my first year. The proctoring during tests was getting ridiculous, all but having faculty staring over our shoulders while we wrote (oh, wait, they DID do that sometimes). Anyway, things lightened up by the end of that first year, as the "problem" students were eliminated in other ways. It takes more than passing tests to pass nursing school.
Hopefully you've misread the situation, and the cheaters will be eliminated from this program in due time, as well. Or, since you're not actually IN this program, it's been greatly exaggerated. Regardless, best of luck to YOU!